SANS Cloud Defender Dallas 2023: Workshop - Cloud VM Deployment and Hardening

  • Wednesday, 22 Feb 2023 7:15PM CST (23 Feb 2023 01:15 UTC)
  • Speaker: Serge Borso

Securing a cloud environment can be challenging and time consuming, especially if you don’t know where to start. This Workshop will scrutinize a common cloud service: Virtual Machines and focus on the secure implementation of that service. We’ll discuss Operating Systems (and why it matters from a cloud perspective), as well as security groups, remote access, system, and network hardening as well as how mature organizations handle deployments. While discussing these topics will be enlightening and entertaining, deploying our own infrastructure will be a blast! Join this Workshop to learn how experts solve for the security concerns surrounding virtual machines in a cloud environment.


  • An AWS cloud account with root access or the ability to deploy virtual machines.
  • SSH client software.
  • Familiarity with cloud computing and networking/system administration.

System Requirements:

  • Web Browser and SSH client (no VM is required) already installed and ready to use.

SANS welcomes our Asia Pacific delegates to join this event.

Please note the following date and times by region:

Thursday, February 23, 2023:

  • 5:45 a.m. UTC+5:30 (India)
  • 7:15 a.m. UTC+7:00 (Indonesia / Thailand / Vietnam)
  • 8:15 a.m. UTC+8:00 (Singapore / Philippines)
  • 9:15 a.m. UTC+9:00 (Japan / Korea)
  • 11:15 a.m. UTC+11:00 (Australia Eastern Daylight Time)
  • 1:15 p.m. UTC+13:00 (New Zealand)